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CTE in football players

creekguycreekguy Senior MemberPosts: 4,370 Senior Member
The degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been diagnosed in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were donated for research, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday.

In total, CTE was diagnosed in 87% of 202 former football players --- including high school, college, NFL, Canadian Football League and semipro. The study, the largest conducted into the potential link of brain trauma in football and CTE, was led by researchers at Boston University and the VA Boston Healthcare System.

I suppose other sports like Rodeo have accepted injury as an unavoidable consequence of participation, but this is going to create a lot of controversy I would think.

Do you have a son playing?


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